The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush

by Peter Benoit


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The California Gold Rush by Peter Benoit

Read about the incredible gold discovery that drew people to North America's west coast in search of fortune and learn how it has shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out:

What routes gold seekers took to reach California;

How the gold rush contributed to the growth of San Francisco;

And how gold was first discovered at Sutter's Mill.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531281536
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 347,625
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Setting the Scene: Changes in California 6

Chapter 1 Dreams and Secrets 8

Chapter 2 Gold Fever 16

Chapter 3 All That Glitters 24

Chapter 4 The Engine That Moved the World 32

Chapter 5 Ruined Dreams 42

Map of the Events: What Happened Where? 52

The Story Continues: American Dreams 54

Influential Individuals 56

Timeline 58

Living History 60

Resources 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

About the Author 64

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